The WVU Research Corporation seeks to hire full-time (40hpw), benefits eligible, Behavior Support Mentors for the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities in Morgantown, WV and Charleston, WV. These positions are responsible for facilitating meetings, developing and conducting trainings, and coaching staff in the implementation of PBS. In addition, they will work with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury, and complex support needs and their families to develop positive behavior support plans.
For complete job descriptions and to apply for these positions, please click here:
Morgantown, WV: https://wvu.taleo.net/careersection/wvu_research/jobdetail.ftl?job=09760&tz=GMT-04%3A00
Charleston, WV: https://wvu.taleo.net/careersection/wvu_research/jobdetail.ftl?job=10070&tz=GMT-04%3A00.
Great Opportunity for LICSW, LCSW, or LPC
Grafton City Hospital’s Behavioral Medicine Department is currently seeking a full-time, LICSW, LCSW, or LPC to provide therapy services in an out-patient setting. Grafton is centrally located within 20-30 minutes of Clarksburg, Fairmont, and Morgantown. This position provides an opportunity to work in a friendly, progressive and professional environment with a competitive salary and benefits. The position requires a minimum of a master’s degree in social work, counseling or psychology , as well as a MINIMUM professional license at the LCSW, LICSW, or LPC level. A lower licensure level cannot be considered. If you are energetic, clinically-minded, and creative with the desire to help others, please send inquiries to:
Dr. PJ Neer
1 Hospital Plaza
Grafton, WV 26354
Or fax to: 304-265-5431
a WVU School of Social Work co-sponsored event approved for CE hours in Morgantown on 10/30. Please share widely
PROTECTING CHILDREN, PRESERVING FAMILIES:Lessons from the Indian Child Welfare Act
Presented by: Sarah Kastelic, Ph.D., M.S.W., Executive Director of the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA)
October 30, 2018
WVU Mountainlair Ballroom, Morgantown, WV
Free parking upper floor Mountainlair Garage after 6pm
Approved for 1 SW CE hour for licensed social workers in WV, PA, MD, & VA
No RSVP needed
Event sponsored by the Carolyn Reyer Fund for Native American Studies with assistance from: the Department of Political Science, Department of Psychology, College for Education & Human Resources-Child Development & Family Studies Program and School of Social Work.
Dr. Kastelic will address the historic roots of the passage of the Indian Child Welfare Act, in particular, the importance of tribal and cultural affiliation for American Indian and Alaska Native children, and for Indigenous peoples generally. The passage of ICWA, and ongoing measures to see that it is uniformly enforced, are part of overall efforts to prevent Native children from becoming “cultural orphans.” All those who work to protect children and facilitate healthy, functioning families will be able to learn from the example of the strong advocacy provided through the initial passage of ICWA and the important work that continues through the National Indian Child Welfare Assoc. today. Nationwide, many states have seen increases in the percentage of children being removed from their homes due to the co-mingled factors of parental drug abuse and child neglect. Indeed, states that have been heavily impacted by the current opioid crisis, including West Virginia, depend on the skills of effective social workers to protect children and assist in their foster care placement and/or adoption when necessary
Summer Policy Institute
Connecting WV’s Future Leaders to Policy Work & Networks
The Summer Policy Institute will bring together highly-qualified undergraduate and graduate students for a three-day learning experience, where participants are given an opportunity to become better informed about vital West Virginia specific policy issues, network with fellow students and leaders, and prepare for their future studies and work in policy-related fields. The Institute is hosted by the staff of the WV Center on Budget and Policy and Marshall University.
The West Virginia 2018 Summer Policy Institute (SPI) will be held at the Marshall University campus in Huntington, WV on July 27-29, 2018.
Application opens April 1, closes June 15, 2018.
Who can participate? SPI is open to any undergraduate or graduate student at a West Virginia college or university, or graduate from a West Virginia high school, who has completed a minimum of 24 hours of college credit. VISTA Volunteers in West Virginia are also eligible to apply. SPI participants are chosen by a competitive application process aimed at selecting students with strong academic training, diverse experiences, and a clear interest in the study and practice of public policy. Particular emphasis is given to selecting a class of participants from a range of educational institutions, fields of study, and geographic and cultural backgrounds. Interested students in all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply.
There is no cost to attend.
Assures compliance with all licensing and regulatory standards. Directs, administers, coordinates and monitors the activities of the Treatment Department. Coordinates Therapy, Supportive Counseling and Behavior Management Services. Assures maximum efficiency, effectiveness and adherence to EMS policies and procedures.
Master’s Degree in a social service related field, five years supervisory experience in social services, preferably with the target population. Must be licensed in the person’s field of expertise.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $38,979.00 to $62,982.00 /year
Elkins Mountain Schools pays 100% of employee’s medical, dental and vision insurance.
100 Bell Street
Elkins, WV 26241
The Older Americans Act (OAA) helps older adults to engage in their communities and to maintain and improve dignity, health, and independence. Services funded through the OAA include case management, elder abuse prevention, family caregiver supports, nutrition programs, transportation, and in-home assistance. In partnership with the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations, the Eldercare Workforce Alliance, and other groups, NASW has advocated consistently for OAA funding.
The omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal year (FY) 2018, passed and signed into law (P.L. 115-141) in late March, included increased funding (as compared to FY 2017) for some OAA programs and other programs critical to the well-being of older adults:
- OAA Title II programs: Aging and Disability Resource Centers
- OAA Title III programs: Preventive Health, Family Caregiver Support, Nutrition Services, and Home and Community-Based Supportive Services
- OAA Title VI programs: caregiver support services and nutrition and supportive services for American Indians/Alaska Natives/Native Hawai’ians
- OAA Title VII programs: Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program; Prevention of Elder Abuse and Neglect Programs; Elder Justice Initiative and other Elder Rights Support Activities
- State Health Insurance Assistance Program (partial restoration of funding cut in FY 2017)
- Alzheimer’s Disease Program: part of the Prevention and Public Health Fund, created in 2010 by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-14)
- Section 202 program: provides housing for older adults with low incomes
- Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program: benefits many older adults
- National Institutes of Health: research on Alzheimer’s and related dementias
- Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program
- National Health Service Corps and Area Health Education Centers
- Community Development Block Grant.
Moreover, the law included level funding for other programs that had faced severe cuts during the FY 2018 appropriations process:
- Chronic Disease Self-Management Program and Elder Falls Prevention, both under the auspices of the PPHF
- Senior Community Services Employment Program Senior Corps: includes Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Foster Grandparents, and Senior Companion programs
- Community Services Block Grant and Social Services Block Grant.
These appropriations constitute a significant victory for the OAA and for other aging programs.
Send a message to your members of Congress to underscore the importance of funding for the OAA and other programs integral to the health and well-being of older adults.
The WV Immunization Network (WIN) is a statewide immunization coalition of over 300 members from the public and private sectors who are focused on improving immunization rates and protecting West Virginians from vaccine-preventable diseases. The Center for Rural Health Development serves as the lead agency for WIN.
For more information, please contact:
The Center for Rural Health Development Phone: (304) 397-4071 Email Website